hooking up with someone in your 1L section

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1L hookup?

yes
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52%
bad idea
77
48%
 
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raisingthebar
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hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby raisingthebar » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:38 am

seems like a bad idea, especially since i don't see it going anywhere (although who knows).

she's Nice, though.

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OGR3
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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby OGR3 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:40 am

Nothing good can come of this.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby stratocophic » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:47 am

OGR3 wrote:Nothing good can come of this.
Do it... for great justice. BUT, and this is important, do it second semester so you won't have a whole semester of awkwardly avoiding her in every class when things go south.

Ok so OGR3's probably right on this one

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby sissyclark » Mon Nov 22, 2010 12:50 am

unless you're allergic to fun. Go for it and stop crying about it.

Just make sure you don't want to hook up with any of her friends later on down the road. It could prove a potential road block if you've hooked up with their friend.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby dailygrind » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:04 am

seems to be pretty polarizing. i was talking with an associate who's a few years out who came back to UVA for mock interviews, and apparently there are a fair number of people who married others in their 1L sections and are having babies with them. otoh, the stories of sectioncest -> bitter failure are legion.

also, very fitting that the yesses are 6 and the nos are 9.

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James Bond
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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby James Bond » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:19 am

Is he/she hot? Because if not, it could seriously make people question your judgment. Judgment's a big part of law...

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:22 am

How crazy is this person? how bad do you want it? what are your chances with other students? Is this person possible relationship material?

and lastly: how good of a student is this person?

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby chadwick218 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:23 am

As I look back on the events that have unfolded over the past year and as sexist as this may sound, I think that it is a bad idea if you are a girl and just fine if you are a guy. The couple of girls that I have in mind haven’t seemed to recover from the reputational hit, while the guys have found their way to greener pastures.

Lastly, hooking up = fine; dating = no, no (at least IMO).

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby northwood » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:28 am

true- but if you become constant booty calls, then word might spread that you are dating the person, even if you are not. ( thus if you would consider dating her- then do it, if not... well just make sure both of you are drunk, so you have a rational explination)

edit: sorry about the horrendous spelling-

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby fugitivejammer » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:32 am

I voted yes. This is weaker yes if your class is small.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:35 am

chadwick218 wrote:I think that it is a bad idea if you are a girl and just fine if you are a guy.



+1

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby joobacca » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:37 am

unless you care about other 1Ls, and not necessarily limited to your section, then go for it. people will talk about it, but that never concerned me.

if she's ugly or something is wrong with her and you just want to fuck, then i might reconsider. but this depends if you care about people talking about you and ugly x hooking up.

as for the awkwardness, i think this is a bit overblown. you fucked, enjoyed it, and it didn't work out. what's the big deal? you can still talk, generally or about law school, and even hang out.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby joobacca » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:39 am

northwood wrote:true- but if you become constant booty calls, then word might spread that you are dating the person, even if you are not. ( thus if you would consider dating her- then do it, if not... well just make sure both of you are drunk, so you have a rational explination)

edit: sorry about the horrendous spelling-


i think this is the best possible thing that could happen. you are not having to deal with someone in a relationship capacity, and you have sex. under the context of law school (especially stressful 1L), i think this is fantastic.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby seespotrun » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:40 am

Aqualibrium wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:I think that it is a bad idea if you are a girl and just fine if you are a guy.



+1

I didn't create the double standards. I just live by them.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:44 am

TCR is basically do it, and:

Image

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby sundance95 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:51 am

Are you really consulting TLS for advice on what to do with your genitalia?

It really depends on whether George Oscar Bluth is on your school's adcom:

How do we filter out the teases? We don't let them in. This goes for the guys, too. Because sometimes the guys are tapped out. But check your lease, man. Because you're living in Fuck City!


--ImageRemoved--
or cocaine.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby Aqualibrium » Mon Nov 22, 2010 1:53 am

I've been trying to get into Arrested Development...watched the first five episodes so far. I really don't think it's very funny.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby savagedm » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:17 am

I vote 'Yes, but still a bad idea, do it anyways'

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby Kaitlyn » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:23 am

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JG Hall
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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby JG Hall » Mon Nov 22, 2010 3:24 am

Do you currently have a go-to booty call?

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby keg411 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 8:52 am

Kaitlyn wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:
chadwick218 wrote:I think that it is a bad idea if you are a girl and just fine if you are a guy.



+1


I have fairly feminist leanings, and even I think TITCR. Sigh.

I guess I'll just have to go fishing at the nearest business school whenever I need to take the edge off of law school. :wink:


Trust me, they don't make you wear a scarlet "S" if you commit sectioncest. I really don't get the sense that people care that much who hooks up with who, unless they start pseudo-dating.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby amonynous_ivdinidual » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:14 am

Three things-
1. The Louis CK avatar is perfect for talking about funny/sad stereotypes
2. Arrested Development is fantastic but REALLY hits its stride in Season 2, hang in there.
3. This discussion is moot if you're a guy, cause you're going to do it.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby reasonable_man » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:15 am

If you are attracted to the other person, then do it. If not, then don't do it. If you don't do it, be a good person and let this thread die. If you do wind up doing it, pics or it didnt happen.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby homestyle28 » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:22 am

Aqualibrium wrote:I've been trying to get into Arrested Development...watched the first five episodes so far. I really don't think it's very funny.


You've just lost all internet cred.

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Re: hooking up with someone in your 1L section

Postby beach_terror » Mon Nov 22, 2010 9:37 am

homestyle28 wrote:
Aqualibrium wrote:I've been trying to get into Arrested Development...watched the first five episodes so far. I really don't think it's very funny.


You've just lost all internet cred.

It takes awhile to "get" the humor on Arrested Development. Once you do, hands down one of the funniest shows ever though.




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